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New Wheels and Tires by Shill
Started on: 03-13-2011 08:56 PM
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Report this Post03-13-2011 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillDirect Link to This Post
I need new wheels. I want quality, not some cheap Asian brand. Where would be the best place to purchase them?
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Report this Post03-14-2011 04:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sportcoupeClick Here to Email sportcoupeSend a Private Message to sportcoupeDirect Link to This Post
17" Scion TC wheels on '88 Fiero. I got them with tires for $150 (all four). Top quality factory wheels. You will have to machine out the hum a few mm though to fit.

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Report this Post03-14-2011 04:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
I would say buy used for the best deal. Best quality wheels new will cost as much as the car.
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Sweet! Must mean that I get my OG rims back soon.

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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

Sweet! Must mean that I get my OG rims back soon.

Tony

Does the offer still stand for the return of them? I did take a corner a bit too sharply with them and added a minor nick to the lip.
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Report this Post03-14-2011 12:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Direct Link to This Post
What defines high quality / low quality wheel? Longevity of the paint?
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Originally posted by Shill:

Does the offer still stand for the return of them? I did take a corner a bit too sharply with them and added a minor nick to the lip.


Well, let's see.... did you ever finish paying them off from me? Just a serious question. Maybe that is the reason for me being so short with ya.

I can't believe that you would dare ask me that! After all that I have done for you. Give me a call when you get up later.

Not to forget to mention that you got to drive around on them for a year. Dude, for a young guy, you have some gall to ask me that!

Tony Kania

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Report this Post03-14-2011 01:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Direct Link to This Post
If you want quality wheels, those Enkei's you chose are knock offs.

These are quality wheels













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Originally posted by 2.5:

What defines high quality / low quality wheel? Longevity of the paint?


High quality is defined as;

Original Design, not a cheap knock off
Quality and strength of materials used
Quality of finish (paint , powercoat etc)
Weight
Balance
Forged

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Originally posted by Tony Kania:


Well, let's see.... did you ever finish paying them off from me? Just a serious question. Maybe that is the reason for me being so short with ya.

I can't believe that you would dare ask me that! After all that I have done for you. Give me a call when you get up later.

Not to forget to mention that you got to drive around on them for a year. Dude, for a young guy, you have some gall to ask me that!

Tony Kania


Terribly sorry, i had no intentions of offending you. I understand exactly where you are coming from though. I've been on both sides of conflict such as this. I usually expect that when I give something to someone that I get atleast 50% in return. Such as if someone cant afford lunch and I buy them lunch, they atleast bring me back a snack when they have extras. You've helped so much on my car, as has every fiero owner in the area, and I can barely think of any way that I've been able to give back. I really appreciate it all and I can see how that statement was like a giant blow that can be taken as "well, shows how much he appreciates all we've done". Once again, not my intentions. You are an amazing friend, Tony, i'd like to keep it that way.

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Report this Post03-14-2011 10:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillDirect Link to This Post
I am leaning towards these

Enkei FD-05 still nto sure on the color choice.



Khumo Ecsta AST


Others I was considering

Enkei AKP


Enkei RPF1



Enkei SC05


Focal F16


Kosei K1 TS
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MODA MD11


Sport Tuning T7
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Out of the ones you choose, the RPF1's are my favorite. Nice and lightweight, but not the cheapest either.
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Report this Post03-14-2011 11:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillDirect Link to This Post
I've not payed much attention to the price. I know the FD-01's are decently priced when paired with those khumos.
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Report this Post03-16-2011 12:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ShillSend a Private Message to ShillDirect Link to This Post
So, i have a few dilemmas.

Pretty much boils down to the wheel sizing at this point.

Wheel #1 (second favorite, $113 per wheel)
17x7.5 with a +42 offset

Wheel #2 (favorite look, but $240 per wheel)
17x8 with a +35 offset
17x7.5 with a +48 offset
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